SQL Server Migration Assistant
Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) is a tool designed to automate database migration to SQL Server from Microsoft Access, DB2, MySQL, Oracle, and SAP ASE.
Supported Sources and Target Versions
For supported sources, review the information on the Download Center for the SSMA download.
The following target versions are supported for SSMA.
- SQL Server 2008
- SQL Server 2008 R2
- SQL Server 2012
- SQL Server 2014
- SQL Server 2016
- Azure SQL Database
- SQL Server 2017 on Windows and Linux (Preview)
- **Azure SQL Data Warehouse
** This target is supported only by SSMA for Oracle.
Getting SSMA Support
Help and support for Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA):
Product help - To access product support, launch SSMA, and select the Help menu or press the F1 key.
SQL Server community forums – Ask a question in the SQL Server Community
SQL Server Community - Newsgroups and forums that are monitored by the SQL Server community. This site also lists community information sources, such as blogs and Web sites.
SQL Server Developer Center Community - Newsgroups, forums, and other community resources that are useful to SQL Server developers
Assisted support - Go to https://support.microsoft.com/assistedsupportproducts and search for ‘SQL Server Migration Assistant’. Select your version, then select “start request.” Assisted support is included with the SQL Server Migration Assistant Tool.
Premier support - If you have a Premier Contract, you can get Premier support on the Premier Online portal.
Consulting services – For partner assisted migrations, go the Partner Portal.
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